September 26th, 2016

Broadway mourn the loss of devoted Martyn Freeman

Broadway mourn the loss of devoted Martyn Freeman Broadway mourn the loss of devoted Martyn Freeman
Pictured are Rummer Cup winners Mike and Lin Everitt receiving their trophy from ladies' captain Debbie Donoghue (centre). (s)
Updated: 7:11 pm, Jun 09, 2015

WHILST all at Broadway Golf Club mourn the loss of a dear friend and golfing professional Martyn Freeman – who sadly passed away on Friday, May 22 – members continued to play their golf but at the same time were remembering the six wonderful decades that Martyn and his father John before him had spent sharing their expert guidance with fellow golfers.

Martyn will be sadly missed by everyone at the club and his loyal friend Tim Thornley will continue his excellent work as he takes over his role as club professional at Broadway.

The Rummer Cup Mixed match was played at the weekend on a fine summer’s afternoon. The cup was presented in 1969 by a Dutch couple who had played the course several times and enjoyed it so much that they donated a trophy for the annual mixed pairs Foursomes Medal.

Finding outstanding form on the day were Lin and Mike Everitt who came in with a fabulous 72.5 nett to make them clear winners of the trophy. Taking runners-up position with a commendable 74 nett were Frances and John Friend, leaving Vicky and Ian Watkins to take third position on countback.

A full field of Broadway’s ladies were also out to compete in the County Kitcat Qualifier. The course was playing well but a swirling wind made scoring tricky.

Several ladies rose to the challenge, however, and in the Silver Division Pat Beaman took an easy first place with a superb 36 points.

Lyn Chambers came a close second with an excellent 34, leaving Lin Everitt in third place with 33.

In the Bronze Division, Chris Parkinson earned a clear first place with a magnificent 37 points, Maggie McDivitt took second with 33 and Jude Vidler third with 31 points.

The best six cards have been sent to county for consideration for the next round contest.

The ladies’ team were also out at the weekend to compete in round five of the Mail on Sunday National Golf Classic, this time being drawn away at Walmley Golf Club, Sutton Coldfield.

The weather was disappointing as heavy rain made conditions difficult but, as ever, Broadway’s ladies battled on and, despite playing away from home against tough opponents, secured an impressive 3-2 victory.

The team now look forward to news of their round six draw, hoping for a home tie.

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